Monday, May 29, 2006

What keeps me going

19 month old Leo and 3 year old Xavier are playing outside on our swingset. Unbeknownst to them, I am casually watching them through the kitchen window over a sudsy sink of dishes.

-Leo falls off the swing and stays on the ground just crying.
-Xavier, (sensing that their blithe moment of play might end because of this) hesitates, then pretends to fall off the swing too... laying next to Leo.
-He says to him: "It's okay, Buddy, we're okay... see?!"
-Leo, adequately consoled, gets up and continues playing with big brother.

That is sibling love my friends... that's what makes me feel like it's all worth it.

-Ellie, Oak Harbor


one of us :: 10:36 PM :: 1 Comments